Saturday, June 28, 2008

Functional Horse Duds: Keeping the Flies Away

Keeping up with the latest fashions is important to some folks. As far as I am concerned, I could care less. I prefer to be comfortable and wear clothing that is functional and of course, attractive.

Some horse servants I know however, enjoy "dressing"up their equine pals in fancy duds. While this little "ditty" may seem to be a bit unusual, it sure helps to keep those pesky flies out of Raven's eyes. I kind of think that the plaid pattern is rather chic!

Now, if they could design something a little more flashy and alluring for human use, perhaps we could keep mosquitoes from attacking us and at the same time be in vogue.

What do you think of this "fly mask" design? Leave a comment and let us know.


Mrs Mom said...

My old gelding was blind, and INSISTED he wear his fly mask ALL the time. I wound up having three or four of them for him, so that I could change them out and wash them... he would toss his head and stomp his feet when I took it off, and just have a tantrum! Silly old man... Fly masks? LOVE them!

Jo Deibel said...

Hey Jo,

We had a bunch of these donated to us and LOVE them!! They do a great job of keeping the flies out of their eyes.

One thing though, some of our horses believe the masks are their pasture mates tug-of-war tools and a couple of them rip them off of each other and apart WEEKLY in a tug-of-fly mask game!

I particularly like the ones with sunglasses on them! LOL!

Have a happy day!

Jo Deibel
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 62
Glenville, PA 17329
Phone: 717-965-7901
Fax: 866-892-5069

Vicki said...

I spend a fortune on these things every summer. They do a great job keeping flies off of their face. But my boys seem to be able to find a way to lose them in the pasture and here I go on a mission to find them and put them back on.

Anonymous said...

One horsey catalog offers the cutest flymask with eyes (bright blue, I believe) painted on the screen material. I have been tempted to get one for my girl! And, Jo, I know what you mean about the pasture tug of wars! I think they like the sound of the velcro!